By Anonymous High School Student
What is Roblox?
As a parent, I’m sure your kids move in and out of many phases and enjoy playing a variety of different games that they probably love to talk about. Lately, some of them may have grown interested in Roblox, a game where users can play games programmed by other users as well as they can create their own games. A big question that has come up quite frequently is how you can set up this game to maximize your children’s safety while playing.
What can you do to keep your child safe while playing Roblox?
There are many safety features embedded in this game that you may want to use.
- If you want your children’s chats and posts to be filtered and your child to be prevented from posting personal information by default, ensure you enter an age 12 or younger when setting up the game.
- If you want to limit the games your child can play or their ability to chat, you can enable account controls and change them to select certain restrictions under Account Settings → Privacy.
- If you want to make sure your child can not make changes to the account setting, you can add an account PIN to protect your settings, email, and password.
- If you want to know what your child has been doing in the game, you can check their histories for direct and small group chats (Chat), friends and followers (Friends), private message history (Messages), item purchases (My Transactions), trade history (My Transactions), creations (Create), and recently played games (My Recent).
- If your child is receiving bullying or harassment in the game, you can block another user by selecting the three dots on their profile page and selecting Block User.
In addition to these features, it is always important to educate your child on the importance of keeping personal information private and not sharing this information with others. While this list includes many of the safety features throughout this game, showing genuine interest in your children’s favorite games is a great way to help them feel comfortable coming to you with any problems they may encounter while playing.
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